My newest painting for today! Digital week is over so I thought I’d start back painting with a funky chicken and cat. If you’ve followed my blog for some time, you know I used to have backyard chickens. They were wonderful. Not only because of the fresh eggs, but we raised them from chicks and they were the sweetest and funniest creatures. Puddy cat loved to hang out in the yard while we tended to the chickens.
On a different note, today is also World Goth Day. It’s a running joke in my close circle of friends and family that I’m goth, only because we’ve all been asked so many times by random people if I’m goth. I’m not. Also, I re-did the first version of my Black Cat Lady digital art piece, took away the blue hair, kept the orangey background from the second version, and put the black button up blouse back on her. So that version is also available in my Society6 Shop now. I figured she’s kind of apropos for today. =)
Oh Monday… So I took my diabetic kitty to the vet’s today for a check up and to renew his prescription for the Lantus pen and got shocking news. Apparently he’s got gum disease and they want to remove his teeth. They said it would help with his numbers, as any underlying infection can mess with his diabetes. You can imagine the shock of hearing this. So we got a referral to a vet in Pittsburgh and are awaiting a ballpark price for such a procedure. I figured, you know, I have a lot of paintings, let’s have a sale and see if we can move some of these to new homes and also raise some funds! So all original paintings are 25% off in my shop, including my newest painting, Black Cat and Spring Flowers!
“Black Cat and Spring Flowers”
-Painted with Golden acrylics.
– 10″ x 8″ Mounted Birch Wood
-Topped with two coats of matte varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!
This kitty was over winter and totally ready for spring!
So, this is a daily occurrence while I’m painting. Mind you, I have a total of 3 IKEA tables that run along two walls to make up my desk area. Ample space for cats to lay, sit, do cat things. My painting area is basically where the two main desks meet and make a corner. So I twist left and I see my monitors, I twist right and I paint. Swivel chair and all that. I figure this is my little space on all of this desk and it should be a ‘safe space.’ Naturally, it isn’t because I have cats! There’s something about wanting to be *the* cat who insists on walking over my painting area to get to the other side of the desk. They can’t jump down and jump back up on the other side of me, no, too much effort! So in order to hurry the ‘walking across the painting area’ I pick up kitty, and move to other side. Just so they can try to walk back across again, and again. ha! Cats. I love them.
Cats Willow and Stephen love to hang out on the table, inspecting my work.
Willow the calico, even though I have a ginger kitty over my head in the painting, is by far *the* worst ‘let-me-step-over-your-work” offender!
Joaquin and Wally are loungers. They love to lounge right next to me while I paint…that’s if they can get past Willow to get close enough most days!